Alex Colville (b. 1920)

Colville enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in 1942. In 1944 he was appointed an official war artist and painted in Britain, France, Holland and Germany. He was one of three Canadian artists who visited Belsen concentration camp after its 1945 liberation. Today, Colville is celebrated for his magic-realist art.

Works featured in this exhibition

Before Zero Hour Before Zero Hour

Shattered Landscape, Cleve Shattered Landscape, Cleve

Tragic Landscape Tragic Landscape

Bodies in a Grave, Belsen Bodies in a Grave, Belsen